Peer Instruction


What is Peer Instruction?

A pedagogical tool that requires students to examine their own and their classmates' reactions to and analysis of the content.

How is Peer Instruction Leveraged in Elentra ME?

Learners individually answer poll questions. Based on the class performance (e.g., a class average of under 70%), they may optionally partner up to discuss their answers. After peer discussion/debate/instruction, learners take the same poll a second time. Scoring for a session depends on whether an item went to a second poll and what the class average per item was (e.g., if the average is under 60% the item is thrown out for the purposes of scoring).

What’s the difference between Peer Instruction and Team-Based Learning?

Team-Based Learning is a structured form of small-group learning that emphasizes student preparation out of class and application of knowledge in class. It also uses specific assessment workflows including the iRAT (individual readiness assurance test) and the gRAT (group readiness assurance test).

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In this section, you will learn the following:

  • Where to access Peer Instruction in Elentra ME

  • How to create and manage a Peer Instruction poll

  • How to attach questions to a Peer Instruction poll

  • Understand the course Gradebook integration